The Elbert County Board of Education pulled a double header, so to speak, holding both a called meeting and work session yesterday evening.
The called meeting was for the approval of Personnel Recommendations. The Board had four recommendations and all were unanimously passed.
The work session primarily focused on the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI).
The CCRPI is a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform set in place by the Georgia Department of Education to gage college and career readiness of Georgia public school students.
CCRPI of course took the place of the Average Yearly Progress (AYP) which was how schools were measured previously.
CCRPI looks at more than just test scores and is more comprehensive than AYP.
Here is Superintendent Chuck Bell on the gains made by the Elbert County School System compared to the state average.
“When the 2013 scores come out, you’ll see that we made a nearly 10 percent jump from 64.2 percent to 73.7 percent, and you see the state only had just over a point and a half game, us with a nearly ten point gain”, explained Bell. “So we have really closed the gap between our performance and the state average.”
Bell also pointed out that the gain made by Elbert County is the highest in the Northeast Georgia RESA which is comprised of thirteen different school systems.